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Enfield Ignatians receive Rugby Football Union accreditation
11:00am Tuesday 1st January 2013 in Sport
Enfield Ignatians have received a boost going into 2013 after being officially recognised as a Rugby Football Union (RFU) accredited club by the sport’s governing body.
The community club, based at Donkey Lane, had to meet some very stringent criteria set out by the RFU in a number of areas at senior and junior levels before securing the prestigious award.
The prime aim of the RFU accreditation scheme is to help all rugby clubs in England become more effective and enjoyable places to play the sport.
Accreditation also brings the Sport England Clubmark, which recognises the excellence of the mini and youth sections.
Clubmark status designed to enhance both status and credibility with local authorities, educational establishments and sponsors.
Club president Martin Baker said: “It is great news. Accreditation is a fitting tribute to the club’s commitment to the development of rugby as a major and community sport within the borough of Enfield.
“It is also a testimony to all those who have made the club the successful and dynamic environment which it has become today.”
RFU development officer Ronnie Barry added: “Enfield Ignatians are a great example of a thriving club and it has been a pleasure working with them toward achieving accreditation.”